1st Grade Reading List

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All the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scanlon, Liz Garton; Frazee, Marla (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.6 S2836a 2009
Description:

Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant, and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.

Alma and How She Got Her Name
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martinez-Neal, Juana (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Martinez-Neal
Description:

When Alma Sofia Esperanza Josâe Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.

Ben Franklin and His First Kite
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krensky, Stephen; Dodson, Bert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Franklin
Description:

Ten-year-old Ben Franklin finds working in his father's candle shop boring--he'd much rather be doing experiments.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lin, Grace
Call Number:
JP Lin
Description:

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jenkins, Steve (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J591 J525b
Description:

This book portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world.

The Bike Lesson
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berenstain, Stan; Berenstain, Jan
Call Number:
JER Berenstain
Description:

After presenting Small Bear with a new bike, Papa Bear sets out to teach him how to ride it.

Blue
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Call Number:
JP Seeger
Description:

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the many shades of blue seen during the relationship of a boy and his dog as the boy grows from a baby to an adult.

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ashman, Linda; Stringer, Lauren (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Ashman
Description:

Describes some of the unique places where animals build their homes such as in a heap of twigs, on a castle tower, in a cave, or in the hollow space inside a tree.

Charlie & Mouse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Snyder, Laurel; Hughes, Emily (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Snyder
Description:

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

Cold Snap
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spinelli, Eileen; Priceman, Marjorie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Spinelli
Description:

A cold snap has everyone in the town of Toby Mills feeling down, until the mayor's wife thinks of a way to warm things up again.

Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoff, Syd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoff
Description:

Danny and his friend the dinosaur go to summer camp together.

Drip, Drop
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weeks, Sarah; Manning, Jane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Weeks
Description:

Pip Squeak the mouse is kept awake all night by the drips from his leaky roof.

Everybody Cooks Rice
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dooley, Norah; Thornton, Peter J. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J641.6318 D6916e
Description:

A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and finds that no matter what their culture, everybody cooks rice!

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mattick, Lindsay; Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J599.78 M4446f 2015
Description:

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Gingerbread for Liberty!  How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rockliff, Mara; Kirsch, Vincent X. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J973.3092 R6837g 2014
Description:

A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread!

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
Artist/Author/Cast:
Provensen, Alice (Author, Illustrator); Provensen, Martin (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Bleriot
Description:

A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900's.

Green Eggs and Ham
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Seuss
Description:

Sam-I-Am tries to persuade his friend to try green eggs and ham.

Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoff, Syd (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Hoff
Description:

Six-year-old Danny invites his dinosaur friend to come to his birthday party.

Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nolen, Jerdine; Buehner, Mark (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Nolen
Description:

An African-American girl ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.

Hello, Bumblebee Bat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lunde, Darrin; Wynne, Patricia J. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J599.4 L9624h 2007
Description:

Learn about this very small species of bat through engaging pictures and a simple story.

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Reading Suggestions for 1st Graders from the Weber County Library